When selecting a versatile little black dress, I recommend going with a cotton blend and a short to mid hemline. I personally like a tank style neckline so it can be worn with your normal bra. Being a mom of three, I don’t usually gravitate toward the tight body-con dresses, but rather one that is a little looser in the tummy area.
This Leith dress with the split hem and ruching around the midsection is a perfect match for me! It is very lightweight and looks good on almost all body types. It runs TTS, and I’m wearing a small. If you are looking for more of a relaxed fit then I would size up. Once you have found the perfect LBD, the options are endless for the fun looks you can create.
Here are 4 of my favorite ways to wear a little black dress.
1. LBD for work.
I love to throw on a blazer and some fun pumps with a cotton, little black dress to create a comfortable yet polished look for the office. You can go with a cropped blazer or a boyfriend style blazer, if you are looking for a more casual office look.
2. LBD for date night.
This might be my favorite summer option for date night! A little black dress paired with a taller wedge, a statement necklace and a fun bag to tie it all together. It’s easy to throw on jeans and a tank but something about going with the LBD for date night really shows that you want to look nice for your someone special.
3. LBD for running errands around town.
A little black dress and your favorite broken in jean jacket is a must for busy moms. Pair it with some cute flip flops or sandals and you have nailed the cool mom uniform.
4. LBD for a sporty Saturday at the fields.
Who would have thought that a little black dress would be a good option for attending kids sporting events! Sometimes when I leave for one of the kid’s sporting events we are packing up the car before 7am and I have no idea where our day (or weather) is going to take us. If you layer a LBD with a soft sweatshirt and a pair of sneakers you are ready for a day at the fields and maybe even a team dinner to celebrate the BIG win!